NOLA

Nothing to do with PR today, I’ve been wandering around New Orleans with my wife on a surprise anniversary trip. Just had to comment about the people who live here. From the streets of the French Quarter to the residents of the Garden District and thw students at Tulane, everyone is incredibly kind, friendly and…

PR & Social Media Story Roundup

Going to a wedding in Florida tomorrow and I’ll be gone through Memorial Day, so I thought I’d share a few of this week’s more interesting PR/Social Media stories I found on the interwebs. Wall Street Journal: Troubled Dealerships, Amazing Auto Deals Marketing Daily: Ford Takes Fiesta On The Road For Test-Drives ClickZ: Social Marketing:…

Ford Social Media Guru Scott Monty on Adam Carolla Podcast

I’m a Stern fan. Always have been. So when Howard left regular radio for Sirius three years ago, I followed him. However I’m also an Adam Carolla fan, and used to love his rants on “Love Line.” So for those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, radio host Adam Carolla took over…

Animoto Is The Fast, Easy Way Path to YouTube Slide Shows

For those of you who didn’t see the cover of January’s Entrepreneur Magazine, they ran a major feature on a NYC startup called Animoto. The company is run by four friends: two software geeks, a music major and a film student. Together they cooked up a sweet little piece of software that allows users to…

Video feeds the Car Guy’s Soul

Sorry for the long delay, it’s been a crazy week. My next post will cover some new SEM tactics, but in this post I wanted to share a cool new video one of my clients just posted:

The Day Oprah Tweeted

I’ll admit, I’m not a huge fan of Twitter on a personal level. I understand its marketing potential. In fact, one of my clients uses Twitter to keep people updated during races and events to great effect. So it certainly has its purpose. My issue with the service is that, like every other “hot new…

Social Networking = Increased Business

This is an interesting article at MediaPost about how the majority of marketers are now using some form of social media to promote their business, but the majority of those people have been at it for less than one year. Some other interesting stats: Key survey findings about specific application show that: * Small-business owners…

Ford Tops First-Ever Automotive Social Media Rankings

Virtue is a Social Media Marketing agency that handles some pretty heavy accounts, including AT&T, Pepsi, MTV and more. They’re quite fond of lists, and they just released one ranking the car companies by social media activity. The brands were measured by their Q1 ’09 “chatter” across social media sites like Facebook and myspace, as…

Dominos Pizza YouTube Fiasco: A Lesson in Online Crisis Management

For those of you who don’t follow Digg trends or pay attention to the latest viral videos spreading like wildfire on YouTube, an interesting PR situation developed this week. Two less than intelligent Domino’s Pizza employees shot a handful of videos at work, where they did some pretty disgusting stuff including purposefully sneezing on pizzas,…

Excited

Sorry… I know this isn’t directly related to PR or Marketing. But I must share this.